Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Excludes "Material Moving Workers" (53-7011 through 53-7199) who use power equipment. Excludes "Construction Laborers" (47-2061) and "Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3011 through 47-3019).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,893,180 0.7 % $14.85 $30,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $11.31 $13.59 $17.29 $21.97
Annual Wage (2) $20,700 $23,520 $28,260 $35,960 $45,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 610,170 16.66 $13.02 $27,090
Warehousing and Storage 329,540 28.77 $15.71 $32,680
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 149,430 10.68 $15.35 $31,930
Truck Transportation 114,080 7.72 $16.19 $33,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 96,820 9.86 $15.81 $32,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 329,540 28.77 $15.71 $32,680
Support Activities for Water Transportation 24,910 26.85 $21.48 $44,680
Employment Services 610,170 16.66 $13.02 $27,090
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 12,100 16.42 $15.11 $31,430
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,080 12.96 $15.01 $31,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.18 $26.98 $56,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,740 0.44 $23.66 $49,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,920 0.60 $23.03 $47,910
Rail Transportation 1,990 0.86 $22.18 $46,120
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,870 1.66 $22.14 $46,040


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 382,280 22.48 1.12 $15.57 $32,380
Texas 206,200 17.02 0.85 $14.68 $30,530
Illinois 158,670 26.48 1.32 $14.49 $30,140
Pennsylvania 151,350 25.88 1.29 $15.19 $31,590
Florida 145,920 16.95 0.85 $14.12 $29,370




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 141,660 34.98 1.75 $14.56 $30,280
Tennessee 95,200 32.20 1.61 $14.08 $29,300
Kentucky 59,760 31.62 1.58 $14.29 $29,720
Indiana 95,010 31.17 1.56 $14.71 $30,590
Georgia 121,850 27.73 1.39 $13.53 $28,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,090 2.93 0.15 $24.31 $50,560
Alaska 4,070 12.90 0.65 $18.73 $38,950
Hawaii 7,280 11.34 0.57 $17.89 $37,210
Wyoming 2,750 10.21 0.51 $17.30 $35,990
Minnesota 43,790 15.27 0.76 $16.87 $35,080





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 187,330 19.72 0.99 $15.61 $32,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 142,870 23.35 1.17 $15.12 $31,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 125,420 27.02 1.35 $14.44 $30,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 82,960 23.25 1.16 $16.07 $33,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 72,730 27.11 1.36 $13.62 $28,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 65,590 43.92 2.20 $15.36 $31,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 62,000 21.77 1.09 $15.30 $31,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 51,070 17.12 0.86 $14.03 $29,190
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 49,690 47.75 2.39 $14.45 $30,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 49,520 19.12 0.96 $14.99 $31,170